By Wayne Mazza
I was on the road Saturday morning at 7am and got to New Egypt around 10am. I made plans the night before to meet up with political ally and Facebook friend Pat Cashman. I met Pat at around 10am at the Speedway where we barely had to time to greet each other.
It was just that quick, BAM! Soon as we arrived, Pat and I were volunteers. We planted roughly over 450 “Lonegan for Senate” signs along both sides of the road.
We took a quick break and got some coffee at Wawa’s then began hanging more signs on the fences of the speedway. By then we were joined by Pat’s brother and his cousins who were also volunteers!
We did New Jersey Conservatives proud, and there is nothing better than meeting someone you are friends with on Facebook for the first time. After the event we had a wonderful dinner together before I headed home.
What a day! I went to meet one friend and left with six more. Thank you, Pat!
Now for the Rally
By 3:30pm the party got started, we had singing, heard from the Tea Party Express bus driver Ray, and then the speakers. The mayor of New Egypt, Amy Kremer, a Democrat congressman who is supporting Lonegan, and then the Great one “Mark Levin”.
Mark was his usual self, warning us of what is happening before our eyes, telling the president to open our Monuments, and how hard the fight ahead with establishment Republicans, the sell outs, is going to be!!
Mark Leven is middle America, just like Sarah Palin, and he connects with people just like she does. Hearing him talk in person had the hair on my neck standing up. He always brings such a sense of pride in his speeches that you think your heart is going to burst.
Mark was followed by Mr. Lonegan who really gave a great speech on family traditions and values. It was followed up by his business success.
Then, the moment we were all waiting for, was at hand. Mr. Lonegan introduced Governor Palin and the crowd went wild. There was cheering, there were flags waving, and there she stood, “Our Mama Grizzley”, our Northern Light, the leader of the conservative movement, “Our Sarah”!
I have been privileged to be in the presence of Governor Palin four times in the last fours years and I must say, the feeling is always the same. The air feels like it is filled with electricity, her warmth covers you like a blanket on a cold night, and if you are lucky enough to catch her inadvertently looking at you as she is gazing over the crowd, you can feel the spirit of God radiating through her eyes.
People wonder why she can take all the insults and lies spread about her and keep going. I will tell you why I think that is so. First of all, she is a Christian woman. Second, she was an athlete, and athletes fight to the end, till the last out or until time runs out! Third, her love for not only this country but its people gives her strength.
As Governor Palin was speaking, you can feel that fight in her and that unwavering strength. She is serious about what she says and when she sets her jaw, and her eyes are focused on the crowd, you can see the determination in her eyes and know she is taking no prisoners.
Other than the promotion for Mr. Lonegan, there were two points she made in her speech that were very clear!
1. Our country is under attack by a Socialist President. Sarah calls it the way she sees it. And fearlessly!
2. We have to fight to elect more Constitutional conservatives. We need to send reinforcements to help the good guys like Ted Cruz and Mike Lee to Washington.
3. Sarah also reminded us of some history. There were more battles fought in New Jersey than any other colony during the Revolutionary war, and New Jersey had her own first Momma Grizzley. She told us how Molly went to the battlefield to give the soldiers water and when her husband went down, she immediately took his place swabbing and loading canon.